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K-12 Education Fair

    • Wednesday, April 3, 2024
    • 4:30–6 p.m. Pacific
  • Metzger Lawn
  • Hosted By: Career Center

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

This K-12 Education Fair is open to all majors interested in pursuing a career in K-12 Education. From future educators, nurses, SLPs, and school counselors to administrators, there are lots of opportunities!


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Careers in K-12 Education

A career in K-12 education offers a powerful avenue to make a lasting impact on the world. Educators and staff in public, private, charter, classical and international schools shape our collective future by nurturing the next generation of leaders, doctors, engineers and visionaries.

With roles ranging from teaching, administration, human resources, nursing, speech-language pathology, counseling and beyond, there are more opportunities than you realize!


Career Pathways


This is likely what comes to mind when considering a career in K-12 education. There are several things to consider such as how you express yourself as a teacher and what environments may be best suited for your talents.

This includes (but not limited to) your thoughts on:

  • Traditional “lecture” style of teaching vs. project-based learning
  • Teaching in an urban, suburban, rural, low-income, affluent or other type of community
  • Connection to other teachers in your school, including collaboration across classrooms and roles
  • Subject area (including but not limited to): English, History, Mathematics/Science, Arts/Music, Teaching English Language Learners, Special Education, Liberal Arts
  • School Type: Public, Public, Charter, Private, International, Faith-Based
  • Age Group: Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary

Licensure and Certification: Laws and regulations to become a teacher are created and governed at the state level. These often vary depending on the state and type of your intended school. Make sure to do your research beforehand.

You may be able to meet requirements through:



These roles coordinate the day-to-day operations of a school or assist in administrative support for different departments. Common positions include:

  • Subject-area administrators
  • Athletic administrators
  • Human resources specialists
  • Program coordinators



School counseling directly engages students’ social-emotional development both in and beyond the classroom to support their academic success. This includes activities such as:

  • Individual counseling and guidance
  • Crafting plan for courses and extracurriculars
  • Career counseling/guidance
  • Emotional support during a crisis
  • Developing socio-emotional curriculum (e.g. bullying, stress management and wellness, career planning)
  • Adapting to challenges that interfere with academic performance

For more information about school counseling, including the education and training needed, visit the American School Counseling Association.



Many of us encountered the school nurse when we didn't feel well or needed ice for bumps and bruises on the playground. While providing first aid care is a key part of their duties, these highly trained healthcare professionals also coordinate with the school's healthcare team or health center to offer preventative care, health education and counseling, among other services.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing direct care to students, including those with chronic conditions and disabilities that require care during the school day.
  • Overseeing all health services within the school, including immunization and screening clinics.
  • Developing health-related aspects of emergency response plans.
  • Promoting a healthy school environment through program development, communication, information management and reporting
  • Assisting with a holistic health curriculum.
  • Contributing to health policies and programs within the school system.
  • Serving as a liaison among the school and parents, doctors, case managers, teachers and other stakeholders in child health.
  • Supervising unlicensed members of the healthcare team.


Speech-Language Pathology

An inability for children to communicate clearly during primary education can create lifelong learning disabilities. SLPs are purposely integrated into the school system to render services to kids with speech and swallowing problems. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly two out of every five SLPs work in schools. ASHA, the American Speech Language Hearing Association, estimates that more than half of all SLPs work in an educational environment. SLPs within the education system tend to have a broader range of responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct general screenings and diagnostic evaluations of at-risk students.
  • Provide services on an individual or small-group basis.
  • Work with and train educational professionals on strategies for mitigating speech and language disorders.
  • Work with the families of children with speaking problems to ensure treatment occurs both at home and in school.
  • Work in general and special education classrooms to improve listening, speaking, reading, writing and learning strategies.
  • Maintain documentation on students under their care.


Preparation and Resources


Before the Fair

What to Bring to the K-12 Education Fair

  • A smile, a friendly yet professional attitude, and a strong handshake.
  • Physical copies of your resume.
  • A professional portfolio, binder, or folder to carry your resume and business cards. (Leave your backpack and purse, at home and silence your phone, if possible).
  • Questions to ask employers based on prior research.


Research Schools

  • View the list of schools coming to campus on the K-12 Education Fair registration page. Remember to consider smaller and lesser-known schools as may have niche opportunities more aligned with your interests.
  • Prioritize the schools you want to meet.
  • Research school mission statements and job openings.
  • Tailor your resume to specific openings to better position yourself as a strong fit.
  • Prepare thoughtful questions that cannot be answered by a Google search.


Dress to Impress

  • Treat the K-12 Education Fair as if it is your first interview. Come dressed professionally in business casual attire. Check out our professional dress guide for inspiration and further information.


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